I was speaking with some of our developers last night about a mobile web options like jQTouch, jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch. And then we started talking about Backbone.js. I first heard about Backbone last week from a prospective client who mentioned they use it with PhoneGap to create their apps. I guess I’m late to the table on this one, but in case you haven’t seen Backbone.js either, check out these great examples from their site:
The DocumentCloud workspace is built on Backbone.js, with Documents, Projects,Notes, and Accounts all as Backbone models and collections.
AudioVroom is a free music streaming app that allows you to listen to your Facebook friends like radio stations.
Foursquare is a fun little startup that helps you meet up with friends, discover new places, and save money.
Do is a social productivity app that makes it easy to work on tasks, track projects, and take notes with your team.
Groupon Now! helps you find local deals that you can buy and use right now.
Slavery Footprint allows consumers to visualize how their consumption habits are connected to modern-day slavery and provides them with an opportunity
to have a deeper conversation with the companies that manufacture the goods they purchased.
Trajectory is an agile software planning tool used to discuss wireframes, record decisions made, relate user stories and bugs to discussions, and track your progress and plan the future.
SoundCloud is the leading sound sharing platform on the internet.
When Pandora redesigned their site in HTML5, they chose Backbone.js to help manage the user interface and interactions.
CloudApp is simple file and link sharing for the Mac.
SeatGeek‘s stadium ticket maps were originally developed with Prototype.js. Moving to Backbone.js and jQuery helped organize
a lot of the UI code, and the increased structure has made adding features a lot easier. SeatGeek is also in the process of building a mobile
interface that will be Backbone.js from top to bottom.
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Grove.io provides hosted IRC for teams.
Kicksend is a real-time file sharing platform that helps everyday people send and receive files of any size
with their friends and family.
Battlefield Play4Free is the latest free-to-play first person shooter from the same team that
created Battlefield Heroes.
Salon.io provides a space where photographers, artists and designers freely arrange their visual art on virtual walls.
Blossom is a lightweight project management tool for lean teams.
Decide.com helps people decide when to buy consumer electronics.
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards.
BitTorrent used Backbone to completely rework an existing Win32 UI.
Fluxiom uses Backbone.js and HTML5 to deliver a seamless upload experience from the desktop to the cloud, including drag and drop, live previews, partial uploads, and one-click sharing.